President’s Message + August 2012 Newsletter

The 2012 Exhibition and Sale took place in the foyer of the Performing Arts Centre at the Sacred Heart College on West Coast Drive. Avis and her team of workers are to be warmly congratulated for the setting up on Thursday night and Friday morning. Sue Sheppard’s flower arrangements with proteas were admired by everyone.

The opening night on Friday 6th July was very successful. The wine, soft drinks and canapés were very good and the kitchen and servery worked very smoothly. Liz Caiacob officially opened the exhibition with a delightful speech. She is the founder of the Effie Crump Theatre and is also director of the Northern Districts Save the Children Foundation. She and her husband were off to Europe a few days later so we are grateful that she spared the time to come.

Our pictures were very well displayed and well lit with our new lights although during part of next two days there was a slight problem with the light coming in from the windows.

The People’s Choice was popular with 245 people voting for 61 paintings which showed a wide spread of preferences. However, the outstanding winner was Rayma Reany’s ‘Memorable Margaret’.

The discussion at the next meeting was very productive. We all liked the venue but hoped that if we can get it next year, we would prefer to have it much later on October or November. However, we have to wait until the manager has organised all the school events for the year first.

Meanwhile we all want the rest of the year to be interesting and worthwhile so we’re hoping the new programme will have something for everyone.

Happy painting to all members.
Anne Rice

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Pastel Society of Western Australia Newsletter August 2012